Professional dress standards have not changed much over the past 50 years. '?The Suit'? still reigns supreme. Trends change over the years, but you won't go wrong with a well-made, dark, 2-3 button, light-weight wool suit. With any suit, FIT is key! And don't be fooled by someone who tries to tell you others, how you dress can effect your success.
When shopping for a jacket, consider these tips:
MEN: For your staple suit, opt for a flat front trouser without a cuff at the hem. Cuffs and pleats come and go out of style, and can become dated. Keep lapels to a moderate width. Steer clear of any trendy 'slim cut'? or 'double-breasted'? varieties.
LADIES: 3- or 4-pc suits (blazer, pants, skirt & sheath dress) allow for so much versatility. Mix and match pieces with blouses, sweaters & accessories. Opt for light-weight wool (season-less) with 2-4% Lycra – the fit is better and more forgiving. Buy a flat front pant with no front pockets for a slimmer profile. Skirts should either hit just above (1'?) or below the knee.
It is often said that people who don't take the time to maintain a professional appearance, present the image of not being able to perform adequately on the job. Remember to treat every assignment like a job interview. Maintaining a polished and professional image at all times is essential to your future success!
The following tips will help ensure a professional dress code when reporting to an assignment:
Dressing for cooler weather:
Please always refrain from wearing any of the following:
Adhering to these dressing for success guidelines, is one great way to make a positive and professional impression.